Monthly Archives: August 2008

Vintners Would Prefer to Wait on Mexico DOs

     A plan by the state government of Mexico’s major wine region to introduce wine appellation names in the country has divided the industry, Decanter reports.

     Speaking at the opening event for northern Baja’s 2008 harvest festival, Governor Jose Guadalupe Osuna told attendees that the “next step for the wine country is to establish appellations,” or Denominations of Origin (DOs).

     “The government would like DOs because of the marketing and promotional benefits and because of…

Posted in Wine Region Profiles

Moth Poses Threat to California Vineyards

    A third light brown apple moth has been found in Sonoma on Ramal Road, near the Napa County line, the Sonoma News reports.

     County agriculture officials will closely monitor that area of town, placing more traps and planning more frequent inspections. If another moth is found, the state could order a new quarantine zone, which would restrict the movement of plants and could impact…

Posted in Wine Buzz

Dry Creek Vineyard Joins the Fight Against MS

    The Dry Creek Vineyard family has announced that it will donate $1 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for each bottle of 2006 Fume Blanc sold.

     The promotion runs through September 14, in support of the Northern California Chapter’s largest annual fundraising event — Bike MS: Waves to Wine Ride 2008, which will be held September 13-14. Dry Creek Vineyard is the official wine sponsor of the ride.


     Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Waves to Wine is estimated to raise $1.5 million for critical multiple sclerosis research and vital programs and services. Cyclists participating in the fully-supported, two-day event will…

Posted in Wine Buzz

'Castle News,' Part 2: A Special Award for Castello di Amorosa

    Visionary leadership coupled with an unwavering commitment to bring Old World building techniques to America has earned Castello di Amoros’’s Dario Sattui a prestigious Certificate of Appreciation award from the California Heritage Council (CHC), the oldest state-wide historical buildings preservation organization.

     Sattui was recognized for using European tradesmen and materials, and for educating local tradesmen, while constructing the 121,000-square-foot Castello di Amorosa winery.


     “I am truly honored to be recognized by the California Heritage Council,” Sattui said. “We built this castle just like it would have been done in…

Posted in Wineries of Distinction
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